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India: Bar Council Verification to Be Done Before Admitting Advocates, Says Kerala HC

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00



The controversial case of the fake lawyer Sessy Xavier, which had taken some dramatic turns whereas she had fled the court when she understood Sessy Xavier, who practised as an advocate in Kerala for almost two years without being enrolled, was denied pre-arrest bail by the Kerala High Court, which stated that she had not only fooled the Bar Association and the general public, but also the entire judicial system. The Court further stated that before admitting new members, Bar Associations should check with the Bar Council. The Bench further stated that it is always advisable for Bar Associations to cross-check and verify with the Bar Council before admitting a new member in order to avoid such instances. The bench also pointed out how noble the profession of Law is and why such incidents tarnish the nobility ascribed to the profession.